What occurs when silver is oxidized by #HCl#?

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Aug 24, 2016

Answer:

The premises of this question are faulty.

Explanation:

Silver metal will not react with even conc. hydrochloric acid. The question should have been proposed with aluminum metal, or even iron, the which are sufficiently active to reduce the hydrogen ion.

Silver's inertness is one reason why we use silver as a coinage metal.